Retrofitted shipping containers is old news, retrofitted used dumpsters is the wave of the future! For their Foundation Projects, Rikkert Paauw and Jet van Zwieten set out to transform dumpsters into functional public spaces to show that urban waste can be recycled as construction material. Using old dumpsters for kiosks shows we can be doing a lot more with what we throw away.
The team took the dumpsters to three different neighborhoods in Utrecht and used them to collect materials, which consisted of typical trash items and some donated wooden waste. After collecting the building supplies they took a week to design and construct the structures. Each of the buildings is designed to have a specific function depending on its location. One was designed to be a mobile bar, another an information kiosk. After construction was completed, the structures were moved to the center of the city for a special outdoor event to showcase their functionality.
The Recykiosks are extremely portable and be placed almost anywhere and have a unique installation-art look to them. Hopefully we’ll be seeing some around Los Angeles soon.
[ Via Looks Feels Works]